T5: Ten Terrific Technology
Tips and Tools to Increase
Productivity and Engage
Learners
Dr. Barbara O’Neill, CFP®
Rutgers ...
Workshop Objectives
• Dovetail with Pre-Conference theme of
teaching technology tools and tips
• Discuss ten tech-related ...
1. Dual Computer Monitors
• Allows for efficient multi-tasking
– Webinar and Word document
– Twitter stream and e-mail
– P...
My Home Office
My Rutgers Office
Set-Up Steps
• http://www.howcast.com/videos/354778-How-To-ConnectTwo-Monitors-To-One-Computer
• Right click on an open ar...
2. Virtual World Videos
• How many are familiar with Second Life?
• How many regularly use Second Life?
• How many are fam...
Virtual Learning Platforms
Second Life
• Requires users to be
able to access and use
Second life
• Good for in-depth
conte...
Animated Video Web Sites
• Xtranormal- SUSPENDED OPERATIONS
7/31/13- www.xtranormal.com
• Go Animate- http://goanimate.com...
Five Uses for Animated Videos
• Teach concepts and promote the use of
educational materials (e.g., SSHW)
• Provide case st...
A. Teach Concepts and Promote
Educational Materials
• Rutgers Cooperative Extension Small Steps to Health and
Wealth™ prog...
SSHW Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpYMxgZCtZ8
B. Provide Case Studies for Staff
Training
• Used in training New York Public Library staff about
financial education reso...
NYPL Xtranormal Videos
(mp4 Files)
https://sites.google.com/a/nypl.org/mone
y-matters/library-reference-scenarios
C. Student Created Videos
• Personal Finance class (DAFRE elective undergraduate
class) Web site: http://rci.rutgers.edu/~...
Financial Case Study Presentation:
Make Me Say WOW!
• Straight PowerPoint Presentation (bare minimum)
• Poems
• Fairy Tale...
Xtranormal Video Case Study
Presentation
• Case Study Scenario:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJqE07zBvb8
• Financial Adv...
D. Promote Saving and America Saves
America Saves Video #1: Saving Money with America Saves
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...
E. Outreach to a Target Audience
(Service Members)
• Saving Money With Military Saves:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0Hq...
Start Your Videos With a Plan!
• Video title and purpose
• Number and types of characters

• Key content concepts (2-3)
• ...
More Helpful Things to Know
• Publish video on YouTube and save as mp4 file
• Expect some “intonation issues” (like a GPS)...
3. eXtension
• FSA CoP (Financial Security for All):
http://www.extension.org/personal_finance
• MFLN (Military Families L...
eXtension Resources
• Ask an Expert/Trending Questions
• FAQs (No longer on CoP home page, but searchable by key words)
• ...
4. Twitter
How many of you….
• Use Twitter personally?
• Use Twitter professionally?
• Use another type of social media?

...
Why Use Social Media?
IF FACEBOOK WERE A COUNTRY, IT WOULD BE
THE THIRD LARGEST IN THE WORLD. THERE ARE
MORE FACEBOOK USER...
My Twitter Story
• Began tweeting in July 2009 as part of eXtension CoP
project (peer support)
• Have sent > 8,000 tweets ...
Develop a Twitter “Game Plan”
• Professional use only? Personal and professional use?
Two separate accounts: personal and ...
Here’s How You Tweet

28
You Have 140 Characters…to
Teach or Promote Something

29
Make Sure You Complete a Profile
and Include Your Credentials

30
Things That You Can Tweet About
• Links to fact sheets/newsletters/press releases, etc.
• Links to news articles where you...
Engage With Your Twitter Followers
• Avoid pure “broadcasting”
• Ask questions (e.g., “Got tax questions?”)
• Show interes...
Other Twitter Tips
• Use a # to facilitate searches (e.g., #credit)
• Or a # and an _ (e.g., #credit_cards)

• Use a @ to ...
What About Impact?
• Number of followers
• “Prestige” (position) of followers and their followers
• Hits on your Web site(...
5. YouTube Video Resource Guides
• Invest the time to view/curate personal finance videos
– Separate the creative/informat...
6. Online Face-to-Face Class
Archives
• Invest the money to have major programs
professionally videotaped and edited
• Hav...
7. Templates
Save ANY file that is likely to be used again
• Bios (various lengths)

• Travel reimbursement Excel spreadsh...
8. Google+ Hangouts
• See http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/hangouts/ (click
on “watch video”)
• Live video call with up t...
9. PowerPoint Games
• An activity to review content
• A pre-test to determine existing knowledge

• A Web-based learning a...
[TITLE] Jeopardy! Game
Category 1

Category 2

Category 3

Category 4

Category 5

100

100

100
100
100

100
100

100
100...
Be Creative !!!
• Word Art
• Photos

• Logos
• Digital Clip Art
• Sound

• Video
$1,000,000

$1,000,000
Two Ways to Create a
PowerPoint Game
• Follow Instructions for
– Action Buttons
– Inserting Textboxes
– Hyperlinking Slide...
Suggestion: Write out Game
Questions and Answers
First and Prioritize Them
10. Go to Webinar
• See http://www.gotomeeting.com/online/webinar
• 30 day free trial; monthly and annual plans based on
n...
So What Other Technology
Tips and Tools Can YOU
Share?
Small Group Discussion
Questions
• What other tips and tools can help
Extension educators increase productivity?
• What ot...
Group Sharing
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  1. 1. T5: Ten Terrific Technology Tips and Tools to Increase Productivity and Engage Learners Dr. Barbara O’Neill, CFP® Rutgers Cooperative Extension oneill@aesop.rutgers.edu
  2. 2. Workshop Objectives • Dovetail with Pre-Conference theme of teaching technology tools and tips • Discuss ten tech-related items that can –Increase productivity –Engage learners • Group sharing: other tech tools and tips
  3. 3. 1. Dual Computer Monitors • Allows for efficient multi-tasking – Webinar and Word document – Twitter stream and e-mail – PowerPoint presentation and Web sites • Requires minimal equipment and cost – Spare monitor – Desktop: Need a VGA Splitter – Laptop: Nothing to buy…just connect monitor cable to the slot for LCD projector; laptop screen is the primary monitor
  4. 4. My Home Office
  5. 5. My Rutgers Office
  6. 6. Set-Up Steps • http://www.howcast.com/videos/354778-How-To-ConnectTwo-Monitors-To-One-Computer • Right click on an open area on the desktop • Left click on Personalize and Left click on Display Settings • After left click on Display, select “Extend Desktop” command • Click OKAY – NOTE: For a second monitor on a laptop, press FN F8 (as you would for an LCD projector) and click on “Extend Desktop”
  7. 7. 2. Virtual World Videos • How many are familiar with Second Life? • How many regularly use Second Life? • How many are familiar with Xtranormal, Goanimate, Plotagon, Creaza, etc.? • How many have made animated videos?
  8. 8. Virtual Learning Platforms Second Life • Requires users to be able to access and use Second life • Good for in-depth content • Requires payment for land, clothes, etc. (Linden dollars) Xtranormal et al. • Users access content through online searching or links sent to them • Good for short content “sound bites” of 2-3 minutes • Requires payment to publish videos or go beyond basic features
  9. 9. Animated Video Web Sites • Xtranormal- SUSPENDED OPERATIONS 7/31/13- www.xtranormal.com • Go Animate- http://goanimate.com • Plotagon- https://plotagon.com • Creaza- http://www.creazaeducation.com/
  10. 10. Five Uses for Animated Videos • Teach concepts and promote the use of educational materials (e.g., SSHW) • Provide case studies for staff training (e.g., NYPL) • Student-created videos as class assignment • Promote savings and America Saves • Outreach to a specific target audience service members) (e.g.,
  11. 11. A. Teach Concepts and Promote Educational Materials • Rutgers Cooperative Extension Small Steps to Health and Wealth™ program: http://njaes.rutgers.edu/sshw/ • “SSHW encourages people to make positive behavior changes to simultaneously improve their health and personal finances” (elevator statement) • Second edition published in February 2013 See http://palspublishing.cals.cornell.edu/nra_order.taf?_function=detai l&pr_id=159&_UserReference=484E20A122FFE31150EEE5FC
  12. 12. SSHW Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpYMxgZCtZ8
  13. 13. B. Provide Case Studies for Staff Training • Used in training New York Public Library staff about financial education resources • Short videos (approx. 2-3 minutes) featuring a library staffer and patron • Ends with a question posed to the library staffer • Segue to group discussion
  14. 14. NYPL Xtranormal Videos (mp4 Files) https://sites.google.com/a/nypl.org/mone y-matters/library-reference-scenarios
  15. 15. C. Student Created Videos • Personal Finance class (DAFRE elective undergraduate class) Web site: http://rci.rutgers.edu/~boneill/ • Financial Case Study Analysis assignment: http://rci.rutgers.edu/~boneill/assignments/casestudy.html • Capstone Activity: integrates entire semester’s content: topics, financial analysis tools, etc. • Teams of 3-4 students; requires both a paper and a presentation
  16. 16. Financial Case Study Presentation: Make Me Say WOW! • Straight PowerPoint Presentation (bare minimum) • Poems • Fairy Tale: http://www.slideshare.net/BarbaraONeill/personalfinance-class-group-case-study-project-slides-1211 • Skits • Xtranormal Videos
  17. 17. Xtranormal Video Case Study Presentation • Case Study Scenario: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJqE07zBvb8 • Financial Advice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FV6KkXJT6w
  18. 18. D. Promote Saving and America Saves America Saves Video #1: Saving Money with America Saves http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yChFVQvzOGc America Saves Video #2: Saving Money on a Tight Budget http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FV0Ib07WXOM America Saves Video #3: Set a Goal http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bc8VmugNE4 America Saves Video #4: Make a Plan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KWyCQz91N8 America Saves Video #5: Save Automatically http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bhJ0ck2qSA America Saves Video #6: The America Saves Challenge http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UZPZUcwvww
  19. 19. E. Outreach to a Target Audience (Service Members) • Saving Money With Military Saves: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0HqKb1xx5k • Saving Money in the Thrift Savings Plan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDY0Cc4kqZQ • Debt-to-Income Ratios: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loV5ff8rt5o • Credit Reports: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUXvc-jyrsk Plus 6 other videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/moneytalkBMO
  20. 20. Start Your Videos With a Plan! • Video title and purpose • Number and types of characters • Key content concepts (2-3) • Key marketing concepts (2-3) • Title slide text content (e.g., organization Web link, mission statement, meaningful quotation )
  21. 21. More Helpful Things to Know • Publish video on YouTube and save as mp4 file • Expect some “intonation issues” (like a GPS) • Consider building a multi-video story line with the same characters
  22. 22. 3. eXtension • FSA CoP (Financial Security for All): http://www.extension.org/personal_finance • MFLN (Military Families Learning Network): http://www.extension.org/militaryfamilies • Health Insurance Literacy (Ask): https://ask.extension.org/groups/1790 • Ask Health Literacy Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e4ubbzAV14 • Creating Healthy Communities: http://www.extension.org/creating_healthy_communities
  23. 23. eXtension Resources • Ask an Expert/Trending Questions • FAQs (No longer on CoP home page, but searchable by key words) • Learning Lessons • Home Study Courses (IFYF, LSYFF) • Twitter Feed (@moneyeXtension) • Archived webinars: See http://www.extension.org/pages/67907/personal-finance-webinars (FSA CoP webinars) and http://www.extension.org/pages/62581/militaryfamilies-learning-network-webinars (MFLN webinars)
  24. 24. 4. Twitter How many of you…. • Use Twitter personally? • Use Twitter professionally? • Use another type of social media? • Don’t do any of the above…but want to?
  25. 25. Why Use Social Media? IF FACEBOOK WERE A COUNTRY, IT WOULD BE THE THIRD LARGEST IN THE WORLD. THERE ARE MORE FACEBOOK USERS THAN PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES. THE WORLD’S SECOND MOST POPULAR SEARCH ENGINE (AFTER GOOGLE) IS YOUTUBE. MORE THAN 554 MILLION PEOPLE WERE ACTIVE REGISTERED TWITTER USERS IN MAY 2013. 135,000 USERS SIGN UP EVERY DAY. AN AVERAGE OF 158 MILLION TWEETS ARE SENT DAILY Source: http://www.statisticbrain.com/twitterstatistics/
  26. 26. My Twitter Story • Began tweeting in July 2009 as part of eXtension CoP project (peer support) • Have sent > 8,000 tweets and have ≈ 750 followers • Goal #1: Increase # of tweets by 1,000 and # of followers by 100 every 4 months • Goal #2: Devote 30 minutes/day most days to professional development and outreach via Twitter
  27. 27. Develop a Twitter “Game Plan” • Professional use only? Personal and professional use? Two separate accounts: personal and professional? • Links to other social media (e.g., FaceBook) • Write a “Twitter Mission Statement” to guide your tweeting activity – Personal Example: “To provide useful, research-based personal finance information (and occasional non-controversial personal anecdotes) to an increasing number of followers.”
  28. 28. Here’s How You Tweet 28
  29. 29. You Have 140 Characters…to Teach or Promote Something 29
  30. 30. Make Sure You Complete a Profile and Include Your Credentials 30
  31. 31. Things That You Can Tweet About • Links to fact sheets/newsletters/press releases, etc. • Links to news articles where you are quoted • Links to interesting articles (read completely first!) • Links to FaceBook pages • Links to reputable information sources (e.g., WSJ) • Links to blogs and YouTube videos and music • Short succinct concepts (e.g., “pay yourself first”) • Re-tweets from reputable sources
  32. 32. Engage With Your Twitter Followers • Avoid pure “broadcasting” • Ask questions (e.g., “Got tax questions?”) • Show interest in others • Incorporate current events and seasonal events • Provide useful facts and links • ReTweet useful information from others (benefit: you learn interesting things during the process) • Answer direct messages • Periodically recognize your followers: #FFs, “shout-outs”
  33. 33. Other Twitter Tips • Use a # to facilitate searches (e.g., #credit) • Or a # and an _ (e.g., #credit_cards) • Use a @ to flag another user (e.g., @RutgersNJAES or @moneymattersNJ) • Use a URL shortener to free up more characters (e.g., bit.ly) and to create links that can be tracked • Use 120 characters (makes it easy for others to retweet your messages) • Follow/contribute to conference Twitter feeds (e.g., #ExtG4 at Galaxy IV conference) 33
  34. 34. What About Impact? • Number of followers • “Prestige” (position) of followers and their followers • Hits on your Web site(s) linked to from your tweets • Subsequent media coverage and inquiries from tweeted info • Embedded online (e.g., Zoomerang, Qualtrics) survey • Twitter “grade: based on key factors: – Number and power of followers – Number of updates and update recency – Follower/following ratio – Number of tweets that are retweeted 34
  35. 35. 5. YouTube Video Resource Guides • Invest the time to view/curate personal finance videos – Separate the creative/informative from boring/infomercials – Good Video Example: How Does Insurance Work? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXfGeMNnBsM&feature=r elated • Develop lists of curated videos by topic (e.g., credit, investing) • Develop a YouTube Channel to house videos that you create and/or make comments on (Example: http://www.youtube.com/user/moneytalkBMO)
  36. 36. 6. Online Face-to-Face Class Archives • Invest the money to have major programs professionally videotaped and edited • Have PowerPoint slides inserted into videotaped content • Place video links and handouts online • Example #1: Hard Core Financial Education Boot Camp: http://njaes.rutgers.edu/money/bootcamp/ • Example #2: Annie’s Project-NJ 2012: http://vimeopro.com/cpemedia/anniesproject2012
  37. 37. 7. Templates Save ANY file that is likely to be used again • Bios (various lengths) • Travel reimbursement Excel spreadsheets • Photo release forms • Honorarium request forms • Invoice templates • Program flyers • Program receipts • Press release letterhead • Organizational descriptions/mission statements for grants • Other?
  38. 38. 8. Google+ Hangouts • See http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/hangouts/ (click on “watch video”) • Live video call with up to 10 participants (you + 9 more) through your computer • Use “Add a Google+ Hangout” on “Events” page in Google+ • “Hangouts On Air” automatically save to a YouTube channel
  39. 39. 9. PowerPoint Games • An activity to review content • A pre-test to determine existing knowledge • A Web-based learning activity • A free-standing presentation • A recreational activity for youth
  40. 40. [TITLE] Jeopardy! Game Category 1 Category 2 Category 3 Category 4 Category 5 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 200 200 200 200 200 300 300 300 300 300 400 400 400 400 400 500 500 500 500 500
  41. 41. Be Creative !!! • Word Art • Photos • Logos • Digital Clip Art • Sound • Video
  42. 42. $1,000,000 $1,000,000
  43. 43. Two Ways to Create a PowerPoint Game • Follow Instructions for – Action Buttons – Inserting Textboxes – Hyperlinking Slides • Takes 4-5 Hours • Use a Template File on CD-ROM • Takes 1 hour or less
  44. 44. Suggestion: Write out Game Questions and Answers First and Prioritize Them
  45. 45. 10. Go to Webinar • See http://www.gotomeeting.com/online/webinar • 30 day free trial; monthly and annual plans based on number of attendees (unlimited number of webinars) – Example: $99/month and $948/year for up to 100 attendees • Can save archived videos on Web site
  46. 46. So What Other Technology Tips and Tools Can YOU Share?
  47. 47. Small Group Discussion Questions • What other tips and tools can help Extension educators increase productivity? • What other tips and tools can help Extension educators expand outreach? • What other tips and tools can help Extension educators engage learners?
  48. 48. Group Sharing

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